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A pair of Nebraska running back recruits were off and running this past weekend.

Dedrick Mills (Garden City Community College) kept busy in the Broncbusters' 51-15 win against Coffeyville, rushing 44 times for 262 yards and four touchdowns.

"It's a beautiful thing to watch," Garden City offensive lineman Lacolby Tucker said of Mills. "We create little lanes, and he does the rest."

Raise your hand if you, like Mills, rushed for 250-plus yards.

Rahmir Johnson (Oradell, New Jersey) can.

The Husker running back recruit rushed for 261 yards and two touchdowns in Bergen Catholic's 42-7 win against DePaul Catholic in a matchup of defending champions in the state of New Jersey.

Johnson scored on a 95-yard run midway through the first quarter, and the rout was on.

“I think a lot of that is, when you’ve got a guy like Rahmir, the safeties have to be cognizant that he’s a tough guy to tackle and you can’t give him too much room,” Bergen coach Vito Campanile told

Others of note

Husker prospect Wandale Robinson (Frankfort, Kentucky) rushed for 95 yards on 17 carries and caught two passes for 95 yards in Western Hills' 25-18 win against Harrison County. He also scooped up a fumble and returned it 54 yards for a defensive score. Robinson will announce his commitment Thursday.

NU's latest recruit, offensive tackle Bryce Benhart (Lakevile, Minnesota), helped pave the way for 329 rushing yards in Lakeville North's 55-0 win against Eagan on Oct. 17.

Husker tight end recruit Chris Hickman (Omaha Burke) had two catches for 45 yards and three tackles, including a sack, in the Bulldogs' 43-20 playoff win against Papillion-La Vista.

Husker recruit Garrett Snodgrass (York) threw for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the Dukes' 35-14 win against Alliance in the first round of the Class B state playoffs.

Husker quarterback recruit Luke McCaffrey (Littleton, Colorado) completed 10-of-26 passes for 101 yards in Valor Christian's 25-15 win against Highlands Ranch.

Husker athlete recruit Jamie Nance (Blanchard, Oklahoma) had six catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in Blanchard's 40-14 win against Cushing.

Husker wide receiver recruit Darien Chase (Vancouver, Washington) had two catches for 37 yards in Union's 14-7 win against the Camas Papermakers. Yes, the Papermakers.

— Clark Grell

Reach the writer at 402-473-2639 or On Twitter @LJSSportsGrell.


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Clark Grell is sports editor.

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